Best Bars and Venues in Key West for Live Music
Live music speaks to the soul and stirs something within, especially with a drink in hand! Key West's bars and pubs also serve as mini music halls, so great music can be found every night. Many classic, sticky-floor dive bars like the Hog's Breath and Sloppy Joe's feature sing-a-long rock and pop covers that everyone knows well enough to shout the refrain. Others showcase a wider range of musical genres, and you may uncover a new favorite band.
Enjoy the bawdy humor of the musicians at Irish Kevin's where they interact with the crowd, keep the party going and cold beer flowing.
Local Expert Tip: "Bring your sense of humor. If you're easily offended, this is not the spot for you."
- Type: Live Music
- Neighborhood: Duval Street
This classy venue is stepping the traditional music scene up a notch!
Local Expert Tip: "Happy Hour includes 2-for-1 specials on hand-crafted specialty cocktails."
- Neighborhood: Old Town
This newcomer on the block has been delivering some great bands each and every night.
Local Expert Tip: "Swing by the gift shop and pick up a souvenir on your way out. "
It's the kind of place that draws a crowd of listeners both outside and in.
Local Expert Tip: "Check their website for updates and events schedule."
- Type: Bar
This is the spot to be in Key West for country music lovers!
Local Expert Tip: "Visit their Facebook page to stay updated on special events."
Live music is that much better when you're listening it on the waterfront!
Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to check their special events listing."
This is a classic Key West dive bar: sticky tables, sticky floors, and great music!
Local Expert Tip: "Try the Key Lime shooters!"
- Type: Sports Bar
Musicians from all over the world take the stage at the outdoor bar.
Local Expert Tip: "For in-depth information about rum, download their Rum Bible before visiting."
Virgilio's makes for a well-rounded evening of dinner and entertainment.
Local Expert Tip: "Thursdays are Latin dance night!"
- Type: Bar
If you happen to pass by Sloppy Joe's and don't hear live music, it's because the band is on a beer break.
Local Expert Tip: "Try the house drink: the Cuban mojito."
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